Online register aims to improve Multiple Sclerosis services and research
David Ford, Director of Health Informatics Research at the College of Medicine, is leading a major project to develop an online Multiple Sclerosis Register for the United Kingdom.
The pilot register, which has been jointly developed by researchers at Swansea University College of Medicine and the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society, has been constructed to offer a more accurate picture of the impact of MS in the UK.
Funded by the MS Society UK, the pilot project aims to develop an online register to record details about MS patients, and support the design and delivery of better health and social services.
David Ford said the register could provide new evidence for more targeted funding and support. "The MS Register has the potential to revolutionise the way MS research is conducted in Wales and across the UK. It could mean better access to clinical trials or new treatments."
It is hoped that by getting the information directly from patients and direct sources, the data collected will provide better information for service provision and improve access to trials and treatments.
This news item has been generated by Mark Hawkins, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 295050 or email email@example.com.